fertilizer

Concerns persist despite fertilizer prices stabilizing

After sharp spikes in fertilizer prices in 2022, farmers saw some relief last year as prices stabilized. With the 2024 planting season nearing, analysts say there remain key influences that could shape the outlook of... more »

Profile Horticulture expands controlled release fertilizer distribution

Profile Products LLC has received national distribution rights for Nutricote controlled release fertilizer (CRF) in all 50 U.S. states. Nutricote is Profile’s flagship nutritional product line and is widely considered a quality NPK homogeneous coated... more »

Kelp-based fertilizer Afrikelp aids in managing heat stress

The record-breaking heat this summer has focused attention on measures to stay cool and safe, especially for those who work outside in agriculture and other industries. Heat can also adversely affect the crops those workers... more »

New homogeneous granular fertilizer released by Timac Agro

A new homogeneous granular fertilizer released by Timac Agro is designed to improves crop performance, profitability and sustainability. From crop nutrition manufacturer Timac Agro USA and Rainbow Plant Food, BLUE is an ammoniated, homogeneous granular... more »

Fertilizer improvement fellowship names winners

Winners have been announced for a fellowship that helps agronomic scientists create new more effective fertilizers for growers. The Disruptive Fertilizer Technology Fellowship is designed to provide early career scientists with opportunities to advance research... more »

IFPA joins ag groups with dissent on EPA rule

The EPA’s final rule on Plant Incorporated Protectorants (PIPs) has drawn opposition from ag groups and researchers, including the International Fresh Produce Association. The EPA released the rule on May 25. PIPs are pesticidal substances... more »

Nichino America announces management appointments

Nichino America Inc., which specializes in crop protection products for the specialty crop industry, has announced new appointments to the company. The Wilmington, Delaware, company manufactures and sells weed, insect and disease control products, as... more »

DPH Biologicals releases regeneratively-produced biological solution

After two years of developmental work, DPH Biologicals has released RegenAphex, a technology platform based on the regenerative power of a proprietary plant-based humus extract. The extract is produced at the company’s Princeton, Illinois site,... more »

Rabobank report upbeat on fruit, tree nuts

As with producers of most crops, U.S. fruit and tree nut growers have faced challenges including higher input costs and logistical challenges in recent years, but according to a Rabobank report, there are positive developments... more »

Soil testing program returns to MSU

After a three-month break, Michigan State University Extension is launching a new soil testing program for commercial growers and home gardeners in Michigan. Through a partnership with A&L Great Lakes Laboratories Inc., Michigan residents can purchase soil... more »

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